McEwen receives Sherwood Award

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Jean-Sabin McEwen, associate professor in the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, has received the 2023 Peter M. A. Sherwood Mid-Career Professional Award.

The award from the American Vacuum Society’s (AVS) Applied Surface Science Division recognizes outstanding scientific and technical contributions in research, engineering, technical advancement or academic education. McEwen received the award for his work in providing fundamental mechanistic insights into single-site catalytic reactions.

With WSU since 2012, McEwen conducts research in catalytic processes for energy applications. 

Jean-Sabin McEwen

He has been named among the most influential chemical engineering researchers in the world, according to a leading journal in the field. McEwen is the recipient of a prestigious National Science Foundation Career award for his work in developing a model to predict behavior of low-temperature exhaust catalysts. In 2022, he also received the Voiland College’s Anjan Bose Outstanding Researcher Award.

His work has been funded by federal agencies and endowed funds, including the Department of Energy’s Office of Science Catalysis program and the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. He is a recipient of five National Science Foundation grants and has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal papers. He also served on the advisory board of ACS Catalysis, a prestigious journal in the field of catalysis.

Most recently, his work was featured on the covers of both The Journal of Physical Chemistry C and on ChemPhysChem.

McEwen will receive the award at the AVS International Symposium, which will be held in Portland, Oregon, in November.

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